"important [CLASS 101] student information"
ay really though guys cmon i need imput
is that appropriate
am i being a dick by assuming my pronoun information classifies as important in their professional lives
i really need some assistance here ??
idk if this helps but think of it as like the teacher getting to know you before class starts
like most people don’t but some people will send an email before a class starts just to introduce themselves and make sure the teacher knows who you are
and that’s kind of what you’re doing
idk what the actual subject line is though
um yes your pronoun info is pretty important to a professor who’s worth their salt.
i’ve never had to do a pronoun request email, so i might be speaking at a position of privilege and so you’re welcome to call me out if i’m just being plain wrong, but i’m pretty sure a subject header that has your class, your name, and what you’re specifically emailing them about (in this case your pronouns) tends to be the accepted method. and as hermione mentioned above, some students do send professors intro emails, and if you want to work your pronouns into that without making it seem obviously a pronoun request email you could say “my name is xyz, i’m a student in your 101 class on subject, and my pronouns are [pronouns here]” and then some stuff about looking forward to seeing them in class.
hope that helps?
I hope you don’t mind me offering a couple thoughts? Maybe I can alleviate some stress a little bit in saying that my students (I teach first year freshmen) only sometimes even email me with a subject line, sometimes the subject line is “question,” in one memorable case it was a sentence and the body of the email really didn’t add anything. So a general subject line like, “Request about Pronouns from ‘your name’ - ‘Class Name’” would be perfectly acceptable. Also, I would echo above and say that Introduction from… would also work. Most instructors (including yours, I hope) are happy to hear from students, value their students’ comfort in class, and don’t notice subject lines all that much.
I hope this helps!Source: sirsmalldog